Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park remains one of the most incredible parks in Africa
Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park Sightings
During this time of the year one can expect of the best sightings while in the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park as it coincides with the dry season. Therefore one needs to spend as much time at the watering holes as possible. Try and enter the gates as early as possible as this is when the predators are most active.
As we approach Summer once again we are always treated to a somewhat rare but incredible sighting, Lions in trees or as we refer to it as a Zululand Xmas tree. This is when the Lions climb the trees to try and escape the warmer weather and flies and perch themselves in a tree. This magnificent truly makes for some splendid pictures so don't forget your camera.
Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park Lions Mating
While out and about in the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park our top tip is to travel as slow as possible as this is when you will be afforded with the most sighting's. As one top ranger once said don't look at the bush but rather through the bush. Keep and eye out for a tail as Lion's will always most often whip their tails to keep flies away, this will help especially if the Lion's are lying down in thick grass. Should you come across this then stop and sit back and relax as more than often they will move around a bit and this is when patience will pay off. Last week during one of our Safaris into this incredible park we where afforded a unique sighting of Lion's mating. What was unusual was how gentle and caring the male Lion was. It was truly a special sighting. This time of the year also offers the new borns so take your time and explore this Park.
Where to travel too while in the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park
So you have decided to travel to the oldest proclaimed park in Africa, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park. Where too is a question that we get all of the time. Well if you have decided not to go on a organised safari tour then lets discuss where too. The Imfolozi park is the southern section of the reserve, it's larger in size and offers more open areas in which to view and spot wildlife. It also offers more areas that one can access when it comes to water sources an ideal place to view wildlife. Sontuli Loop is a great area in which to travel as this area is further south and near perfect for animals one should truly go to this area. From Sontuli Loop travel towards 21, too 27 and then back towards Mpila. Maps are available at the entrance gates and one should get one as the area is large and may become a bit confusing. The northern section the Hluhluwe side offers a lot more hilly topography and vantage points from where one can spot the wildlife. During the rainy season however the bush becomes a lot denser and spotting wildlife may be quite difficult. One can enjoy a good meal at Hilltop restaurant with some incredible views.